Mitch Barnhart's job is a little easier these days.
The questions he gets these days are about rising expectations and the good things his basketball coach is doing. In just a short time on the job, new UK coach John Calipari seems to be pushing all of the right buttons, which in turn takes some of the heat off Barnhart, who hired Billy Gillispie away from Texas A & M after Tubby Smith left for Minnesota.
We all know how Gillispie's two seasons went in Lexington.
"He embraces the opportunity to take on the job and understands what it means. He is the CEO of basketball at Kentucky, and he understands it."